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Nombelani’s books tackle world's current challenges

Entertainment: 26 May 2022 By Thembi Siaga

Ntsako Nombelani, a resident at Jimmy Jones village in Malamulele, believes that his creative writing ability will address socio-economic challenges, corruption and various other aspects of life.

A fitting send-off for community leader Risimati Khambani

News in brief: 26 May 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The late community leader Risimati Johannes Khambani (77) from Tshisahulu outside Thohoyandou dedicated most of his adult life to serving his community tirelessly in different capacities.

Masutha uses local talent to fill Black Leopards squad

Sport: 26 May 2022

After saving Black Leopards from the jaws of relegation in the Glad Africa Champions League, Black Leopards coach Joel “Muporofita” Masutha says credit should be given to the players for giving it their all in their last 12 games.

Young author aims to inspire youth to overcome abuse

Entertainment: 26 May 2022 By Thembi Siaga

Confidence Mkhabele (28) aims to inspire the youth to overcome abusive relationships and mentor them to become independent by focusing on their own talents and goals in life. This emerging motivational speaker and author from Muchipise village in Malamulele launched three books at the AFM Rock Foundation church last month.

Former Thulamela mayor and MM's corruption case set for pre-trial

News in brief: 26 May 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The corruption case against the Thulamela municipal manager (MM), Mr Hlengani Emanuel Maluleke (52), and the former mayor of Thulamela, Mr Avhashoni Stephen Tshifhango (49), was postponed to 20 July 2022 for a pre-trial date.

Headlines last year

Mafua an example of how youth can help grow economy

News: 25 December 2021

“A wise person has more than one stream of income in these tough economic times.” This is the point of view of Tshifhiwa Mafua (29) from the deep rural village of Madimbo outside Musina.

Children must report abuse so that the culprits can be arrested

News: 25 December 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

“All children in our country have the right to better education,” said the executive mayor of Vhembe District, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, during the 2021 Children’s-Rights Awareness Campaign held at the Maniini All Black Sports Grounds on Friday, 10 December.

Prof Maluleke reaches a milestone

News: 24 December 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tinyiko Maluleke, a Gauteng professor with ties to the Vhembe region, has been appointed the new vice-chancellor and principal of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

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Toni tries to dodge VBS debt

News: 13 May 2022 By Anton van Zyl

The former acting king of the Vhavenda, Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, is seemingly not going to be let off the hook, and his VBS Mutual Bank debt is not about to disappear. Judging by papers filed in the High Court by the bank’s liquidator, the debt amounting to more than R15,6 million that Mphephu and his Dzata Trust had incurred, will have to be repaid.

Hero or villain?

News: 11 March 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Some hailed him as a hero, while others believe he was a villain, but whatever the case may be, the sudden death of Arnold “Soldier Lion of Judah” Mudau on Saturday morning sent shockwaves through the Vhembe region. The circumstances surrounding his death are also very sketchy, with many believing his death was a hit and that he died by the same sword he was allegedly wielding.

Thohoyandou's 'ladies of the night' in turf war to survive

News: 30 April 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

With the Covid pandemic having crippled thousands of businesses, the sex-work industry has not been spared. Over the past two years, sex workers have found conducting business very hard and many have been left with no income to provide for themselves and their families.

N1 closed after fatal mountain pass bus crash

News in brief: 12 February 2022

A section of the N1 north was closed this morning after a fatal bus accident, some 17 kilometres north of Louis Trichardt at the Ingwe lodge turn-off. Over the years, this notorious stretch of road in the Soutpansberg Mountain pass has claimed many lives.

N1 spaza shop owner gives SANRAL the middle finger

News: 01 April 2022 By Andries van Zyl

A spaza shop owner’s open refusal to break down and remove his illegal spaza shop next to the N1 at Mopane in Limpopo is once again testimony to the fact that, in a country with some of the best legislation in the world, the authorities are dropping the ball in terms of actually enforcing such legislation.

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We must know where we are if we want to know where to go

Letters: 07 January 2021

As a democratic society with a diverse population of different cultures, languages, and religions, we are duty bound to ensure that we develop a unity of purpose and spirit that recognises and celebrates our diversity.

Bullet-ridden body of businessman found

News: 18 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The bullet-ridden body of a well-known local businessman, Mr Naledzani Munyai, was discovered last Wednesday (9th) at Tshidzivhe Mountain. His body was wrapped in plastic, and he is believed to have been assassinated.

Well-known Louis Trichardt businessman allegedly kidnapped

News: 09 April 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Makhado police have made an urgent appeal for any information that might help locate well-known Louis Trichardt businessman, Mr Shyam Premjee, who was allegedly kidnapped by a number of unknown suspects earlier this morning.

Community devastated by no news about Shyam Premjee

News: 04 May 2021 By Anton van Zyl

No news about the fate of the 36-year-old Louis Trichardt businessman, Shyam Premjee, has been received yet. He was violently abducted on his way to work on Friday, 9 April.

ConCourt rules in Masindi's favour and strips Toni of power

News: 12 November 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The acting king of the Vhavenda, khosikulu Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, suffered a devastating defeat in the Constitutional Court on Friday, 12 November. The court not only dismissed his application to set aside a previous ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal, but also effectively stripped him of all his powers.